16 May GETTING TO KNOW…BRETT GARDNER – NY YANKEES
Name: Brett Michael Gardner
Born: August 24, 1983,
Age: 25 (March 1, 1993)
Birthplace: Holly Hill, SC.
Major League Debut: June 30, 2008 vs. the Texas Rangers
Hobbies/Interests: Hunting and fishing
Player from the past you’d pay to watch play: All the old time Yankees would have been fun to watch. Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, etc.
Favorite thing to do on an off day: Spend time with my family
Favorite Foods: Steak and potatoes
Favorite City to Visit: Los Angeles
Favorite Athlete: Chris Johnson RB for the Titans in the NFL
Favorite Ballpark: Our home park, Yankee Stadium
Biggest Influence for your career: My father, for sure
Toughest Pitcher Ever Faced: Roy Halladay of the Phillies
First Job: Working on the farm back home as a kid
Favorite Team While Growing Up: Atlanta Braves Most
Embarrassing Professional Moment: Not getting a bunt down in an important spot during the 2009 World Series
Biggest Thrill To Date As An Athlete: Well, so far in my young career, has to be winning the championship in 2009 as a NY Yankee.